UNHCR: Casualties figures points to 2016 as even deadlier compared with 2015

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An undated handout picture provided by the Italian Navy Marina Militare on 30 May 2016 shows migrants being rescued at sea. Rescue operations are continuing in the Mediterranean Sea after more than 12,000 people were saved last week. According to UNHCR, a series of shipwrecks and capsizings last week appears to have claimed at least 880 lives

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) stressed that so far some 2,510 lives have been lost compared to 1,855 in the same period in 2015 and 57 in the first five months of 2014


The 2016 is deadlier so far compared with 2015, as more migrants and refugees lost their lives trying to reach the EU and live a better life.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported today, that some 2,510 lives have been lost so far compared to 1,855 in the same period in 2015 and 57 in the first five months of 2014.

Compared with 2015, the refugee influx is also higher. According to figures provided by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the UNHCR, between first January ...


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